Oscar winning director Mel Gibson has described Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as “a piece of s**t”.
Speaking to Deadline at the Venice Film Festival whilst promoting his latest movie Hacksaw Ridge, the Lethal Weapon star said he “wasn’t interested in that stuff”.
“Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic-book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot,” Gibson said.
The DC movie discussion came up when the director was asked about his movies budget compared to Zack Snyder’s film.
“The exchange rate for the U.S. dollar was good at the time, and I think we locked in at about 72 cents on the dollar and took a $27 million budget and turned it into a $40 million budget,” he continued.
“I look at them and scratch my head. I’m really baffled by it. I think there’s a lot of waste, but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I’d find out different,” Gibson said. “It seems to me that you could do it for less… You’re spending outrageous amounts of money, $180 million or more, I don’t know how you make it back after the tax man gets you, and after you give half to the exhibitors.”